X Editions M.R Capsule

MATCHESFASHION.COM have partnered with Editions M.R to launch an exclusive ten-piece capsule. The Parisian label is the latest collaborator in a series of digital exclusives designed to showcase the best in global menswear.

Founded by Mathieu de Ménonville the brand epitomises nonchalant, off-duty Parisian dressing. Garments are made to last with an emphasis on classic, beautifully constructed wardrobe staples that effortlessly coalesce style and functionality.

For Spring Summer 2018 Editions M.R have designed this collection for the chic nonchalant adventurer who likes to travel. Taking inspiration from the works of artist, Peter Beard the brand have reimagined some of their favourite pieces in savannah colours and exotic floral motifs.

Key styles include brand highlights such as the officer shirt and easy carrot pants reworked in exclusive checked, stripe and tropical prints designed specifically for MATCHESFASHION.COM.

The heavy use of print is complimented with soft tones of pink, sand, stone and blue. Gaberdine jackets are constructed without lining and embroidered with subtle ‘MR’ branded monograming while lightweight linen trousers and polo shirts in knitted bouclé cotton complete a stylish and versatile collection.

‘We wanted to create the perfect holiday wardrobe: elegant, flowing fabrics, tropical prints, unlined jackets and easy carrot trousers for a cool and effortless silhouette. Inspiration came from Peter Beard’s life – he was a photographer and a great escapist who had a large influence on fashion and art.’ Mathieu de Ménonville, Co-founder, Editions M.R

 ‘Collaborating with the best homegrown and international talent is fundamental to our menswear offer at MATCHESFASHION.COM. These special collections are increasingly popular with our menswear customer and we are delighted to be working with Editions M.R for this latest project. Editions M.R have created a collection which evokes leftfield masculinity through simple lines and silhouette– we believe this will resonate perfectly with our global audience.’ Damien Paul, Head of Menswear at MATCHESFASHION.COM

The Editions M.R Digital Exclusive collection launches 30thMay 2018 with prices from £125 to £338


TAG Heuer Celebrates Monaco GP in Style!

The Monaco Grand Prix is a glamorous and unmissable occasion for motorsports lovers. TAG Heuer is returning to the Principality once again this year to celebrate the legendary Grand Prix, for which it has been Official Watch since 2011, with its now hotly anticipated exclusive soiree hosted on the Seadream yacht decked out in the brand’s colours and moored in the port of Monaco.

The brand’s guests during this glamorous sporting weekend included Tom Brady — five-time Super Bowl winner with his team the New England Patriots and car enthusiast — and Bella Hadid — the sublime supermodel with millions of followers. On the eve of the race, Tom and Bella – dressed all in white – were joined on the boat by Paulina Vega Dieppa, Miss Universe 2014, Cadel Evans, 2011 Tour de France Winner and Friend of the Brand, Geri Halliwell, also Friend of the Brand and Daniel Ricciardo, driver of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One team.

Before boarding the boat, Daniel — who is always eager to try new things — accepted the challenge of catching a ball thrown at top speed by Tom Brady. The American showed extreme precision as he sent the ball straight into the hands of the Australian driver, who was on another boat 30 metres away! The celebrations then continued with a White Party, accompanied by the music of DJ Martin Solveig.

On the day of the race, TAG Heuer will cause a sensation on the wrists of the grid girls and grid boys. For the first time in the history of the F1 Grand Prix, fans will be able to support their favourite drivers by sending them a message via TAG Heuer’s Instagram page. The most encouraging comments will then be relayed to the drivers on big screens and on the connected watches of the grid girls and boys.

This weekend, three watches continuing the party’s white theme are being honoured:

The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45: with a white rubber strap, it has the elegance, characteristics and level of finish expected from a fine wristwatch. This Swiss Made luxury watch incorporates the 150 years of expertise, knowledge and heritage behind TAG Heuer.

This watch represents an original concept, never before seen in the world of connected watches: the connected module is interchangeable with an Haute Horlogerie mechanical module — a Calibre 5 three-hand watch, a Calibre 16 Chronograph or a COSC-certified Tourbillon Chronograph. The modular concept also applies to the lugs and the strap.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01: This model is the signature Chronograph from the TAG Heuer manufacture. Having benefited from five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, the HEUER-01 calibre has attained a very high level of quality while its production costs have been carefully managed, making it the only 45 mm Chronograph produced entirely in-house. The white rubber strap version is perfect for a sporty yet fashionable look.

The Monaco Lady: The Monaco: this watch, with its unique design, starred on the silver screen in 1971 alongside Steve McQueen, who insisted on wearing it during the filming of Le Mans. Since then, it has become an iconic watch in TAG Heuer’s collections, and is also available in a women’s version. With its ultra-glamorous all-white look, this model is perfect for wearing on the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix.

TAG Heuer, Official Watch of the Monaco Top Cars Collection

TAG Heuer has had close links with Monaco throughout its history. Since 2011, the Swiss watchmaker has been the Official Partner and Official Watch of the Monaco Automobile Club and Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix.

At this circuit, TAG Heuer occupies its own very special place, written in the great annals of history. Then, of course, there is the most iconic of the brand’s models, the Monaco, which takes its name from the legendary race.

More recently, the brand strengthened its ties to the Principality when it announced that it had been selected as Official Watch of the Monaco Top Cars Collection. Sixteen iconic cars dating from 1911 to the present day are displayed in the museum alongside TAG Heuer watches from the same year, which were issued from the heritage collection of the brand’s museum. Conquering time throughout history, and through exceptional pieces. This emotional partnership strengthens the ties between the Principality and its automotive heritage.

During its weekend in Monaco, TAG Heuer invited Tom Brady, Bella Hadid and Paulina Vega Dieppa to a cocktail party to celebrate the partnership at the private classic car collection of
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Source: TAG Heuer

YASS! Queer Eye Season Two Debuts June 15 & the cast is coming to AUS to celebrate

Queer Eye is back and ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of the new Fab Five. These fearless ambassadors of taste are about to embark on Queer Eye’s boldest crusade ever, bringing a message of encouragement and uplift to eight new heroes in season two.

It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returned to Netflix in 2018 going global and introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspectives and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

This season, the Queer Eye Fab Five return to the Georgia heartland, forging connections with communities from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from self-love and faith, to immigration and how to make the perfect homemade poke bowls and more!

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as executive producer for Queer Eye, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg, Adam Sher, Jennifer Lane and Jordana Hochman also serve as executive producers in association with ITV Entertainment.

Queer Eye Season Two launches globally on Netflix June 15, 2018.

Source: Netflix

Mara&Mine Launch "Zodiac" at Cocktail Celebration hosted by Catherine Mcneil

Cult shoewear brand and tastemaker favourite Mara & Mine collaborate with their longtime brand inspiration Catherine McNeil for a celebratory launch in May 2018

Photographer: India Hartford Davis

For the launch of their Zodiac collection, Mara & Mine held an intimate cocktails and canapés celebration in Sydney at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on May 15th. Building their brand to emulate ‘off-duty’ style, the event was an ode to the phenomenal women who inspire them – namely the stellar inspiration that is Catherine McNeil.

Photographer: India Hartford Davis

Embracing the effortless chic that comes with style as an expression of personality and spirit, their cult Scorpion slide was inspired by Catherine’s back tattoo, and ignited a true inspiration for the collection.

Photographer: Lucas Dawson

Recognised for leading the way in luxury street chic, the event was held in the Track 8 Foyer space in Carriageworks , where guests were treated to a graffiti-esque live art moment celebrating the influence of the zodiac and bespoke Arktika cocktails.

Photographer: Lucas Dawson

Luxe yet minimal, the event was an extension of the brands effortless style – pairing comfort with a lust-worthy edge. VIP’s included Yan Yan Chan, Amanda Shadforth, Nadia Fairfax, Kate Waterhouse, Sylvia Jeffreys & Tahnee Atkinson.

Photographer: Lucas Dawson

Artisans have been inspired by beautiful and creative souls since the dawn of time, and Jasmine and Tamara are thrilled to be working with the girl who has been so inspirational to Mara & Mine.

After all, when creative hearts come together, true magic happens.

Source: Mara & Mine

Christopher Esber: Chic resort show at Australian Fashion Week.

Broken pieces; Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are the starting point of Christopher Esber’s 2019 Resort Collection.

His classic forms are dissected distorted and softened to reinstate the fluidity of feminine. Lace contours the body to evoke nudity; tailoring is focused in linen, elevated and reinforced with pigmented lining to allow for a more sculptured take on the simple cloth. A reference to Yves Klein and concentrated colour in movement.

The everyday shapes of tee’s and sweatshirts are rendered in micro seed beading to capture drape folds which have been frozen in time.

The Resort 19 collection is encompassed in the brand’s enduring codes and takes of softened masculine, feminine grit for a new elegance.

Source: Christopher Esber